Black culture is integral to the identity of NYC, the city with the largest Black population in the US. Its influence can be felt across the five boroughs in world-renowned music and style, a celebrated food scene, the visual and performing arts and all those who lead the charge to keep the City progressive, resilient and safe. With this content series, we spotlight, celebrate and amplify New York City’s Black experience and the community whose cultural contributions reverberate around the globe.
WATCH: A Glimpse into Black Culture in NYC
With a global footprint encompassing the entire Black diaspora—including people from the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, South America and the US— and countless affinity groups and experiences, the Black community in NYC boasts its own cultural nuances that enrich the City’s diversity and provide an experience like none other.
Explore these NYC neighborhoods that are brimming with Black culture and Black-owned businesses.
Read these heartfelt dedications to the city from New Yorkers across the five boroughs.
These creatives and entrepreneurs represent NYC and shape Black culture in the city. Learn more about their stories.
Find additional inspiration and ways to explore Black culture in New York City.